Devilishly inventive and so far out there it's almost off the scale. full review
This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints. full review
By the time the tunnel worthy of the likes of Gulliver and Alice becomes a freeway clogged with bit players, a big chill has descended on all the characters. full review
It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully. full review
It's clever, witty, dark and, most importantly, unwaveringly bizarre. full review
It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings. full review
Wonderfully inventive, wickedly funny, and thoughtful enough to keep your mind on full alert, it's a square peg in the round world of genre films. full review
Cusack and Diaz are adorable schlumps.
Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains. full review
Mr. Jonze's film, with a terrific original screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, is not the first to explore the prospect of being able to sneak into the mind of another person. But Mr. Jonze's version is definitely the most fun. full review
Surreal to the point of poeticism.
Weird to the max, smart, sneaky as a Wall Street pickpocket and revved up with cruel wit and brazen imagination, Being John Malkovich is a dark movie comedy that you couldn't forget if you tried.
A hilariously novel conception.
Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must - see - more - than - once event.
Unlike most comedies, which go for laughs without worrying about depth, Being John Malkovich has both. full review
Different from anything that came before it.